May is National Elder Law Month

Elder Law attorney, Robert E. Romano, will observe National Elder Law Month by providing free “Estate Planning Essentials” workshops to older adults and their families:

WHERE: Thayer Public Library, 798 Washington St., Braintree

WHEN: Tuesday, May 8th

TIMES: 10:00am-12:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm

If you would like to attend one of these free workshops, please call 617-769-9843 or you may sign up under the workshops tab above.

The program is part of a nationwide observance of National Elder Law Month during the month of May. National Elder Law Month is sponsored by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NAELA was formed in 1987 in response to the growing legal needs of older adults, people with special needs, and their families.

Attorney Romano will cover Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning and Elder Law issues. “I’m always amazed at how much misinformation is out there,” said Romano. “My passion is to share the facts and dispel the myths about estate planning and Medicaid planning.” In his two hour workshop, he uses common examples to illustrate many important issues that affect seniors today.

Membership in NAELA has grown to more than 4,000 members since its inception in 1987 commensurate with the needs of the fastest growing segment of the American population.

Unlike traditional lawyers, Elder Law attorneys deal with their clients “holistically” — helping with the issues that affect a particular segment of the population rather than a narrow area of law.

When clients visit an Elder Law attorney, they generally present problems beyond the need for a will or a power of attorney. Elder Law attorneys are familiar with the network of services and providers who assist clients effectively.

NAELA devotes much of its resources to education of its members. Elder Law attorneys must constantly monitor the ever-changing statutes and regulations to which older adults are beholden for their daily existence.